MADEIRA BEACH – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive.
Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets March 2.
Other classes will follow on April 6, May 4 and June 8.
The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices.
Classes cover subjects such as navigating the waterways, operating a boat safely, legal regulations and what to do in an emergency.
Anyone born after January 1989 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certificate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. For more information, call 391-5185 or visit www.a0701103.uscgaux.info/.